I just love it when a week starts with a Tuesday. 4 day work week? I’ll take it! After I whined about my new job last week, I have to say it was much better this week. I think I just needed to cry about it a little, the first few weeks are challenging to get a grip of what’s going on, who is who and who does what. While I am open to other options still I am hopeful, after this week, that it will get better. I am seeing a ray of sunshine and some light at the end of the tunnel.
Regardless of little life dramas, one thing is constant. I am staying focused on saving M.O.N.E.Y 😉
1. I baked two loaves of bread
It was the first time I used this recipe and it came out ah-mazing! I am not a great baker and making bread is something very intimidating to me. This recipe does not get any easier though, it has only 4 ingredients that you basically just throw in together. You cannot mess this one up. If you are a beginner, this recipe is for you. The best part? It looks like I slaved over this bread, it looks as if I just picked it up from a fancy French bakery. Ha! I am absolutely thrilled with the results.
2. No meals out that past entire week
All prepped and cooked at home. Frugal being one reason and the other reason being that I am going out for brunch with two girlfriends tomorrow (one of them have been away for a year so it’s her ‘coming back’ celebration). I am thinking it will cost me $40 or so (just my share of course), no way around it, so I’ve been aware of it all week. I made it a point to make it the only meal out this week. #WorthIt
3. Freebies and cheap-ies
I got some free kindle books this week (all were ‘daily deals’ and actually decent books normally going for $10+ each).
I also got 2 bottles of Tide washing detergent for $1.88 each. No coupons, just a regular sale at Stop&Shop. Apparently they have this deal going like every 6 weeks. What? And I thought I was getting a good deal getting it for $2.49 with sale, coupons and extra bucks at CVS.
4. I FINALLY made the switch from paper cups to a portable coffee mug!
Yep, until now I have been using paper cups every morning to take my coffee on the road. Today I invested in $8 Contigo coffee mugs for both T. and me. I see they go for $22 each at Bed, Bath & Beyond but of course I got them on clearance!). These will save a lot of money in the long run.
How are you saving money?